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Old 24th June 2010, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default Hello From A Business Ghostwriter And Author

Hello everyone, my name is John Riddle, and I am the author of 34 books, including 6 business titles, and I have worked as a ghostwriter on numerous projects.

I enjoy helping people create a book proposal and find the best publisher, or guide them through the self publishing process. You don't always need an agent to get a book contract; for nonfiction, you can submit your book proposal directly to publishers.

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Old 24th June 2010, 04:25 PM   #2
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Hi John, that's a great area you are involved in and an interesting tip regarding submitting book proposals for nonfiction.

What tips would you give someone who has the passion to write a book, but doesn't have formal training. Where does someone start?

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Old 25th June 2010, 03:21 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, John.

My Uncle has written several books, so I look forward to reading your posts.

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Old 25th June 2010, 07:54 AM   #4
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Hi John, that's a great area you are involved in and an interesting tip regarding submitting book proposals for nonfiction.

What tips would you give someone who has the passion to write a book, but doesn't have formal training. Where does someone start?
Tips on Writing a Book:

1. The hardest part is just getting started. So, take a deep breath, get over your fear and stop thinking "I can't do this!" You CAN. Walt Disney said, "If you can dream it, you can do it." If your dream is to become an author, then you will make it happen.

2. Visit the Website for Writers Digest magazine. They have lots of great articles and books for writers. Everything I learned about writing came from their magazine.

3. Sign up for a writer's conference. There is a Website that lists plenty of conferences: shawguides.com

4. For nonfiction books, think in terms of ten or twelve chapters. Start organizing your ideas and placing bullet points in those chapters.

5. Write for at least 30 minutes a day. Before long, you will want to write for a longer time period...and then your book will be ready.

And don't forget, you only need a book proposal to get a book contract.

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Thanks for sharing those resources and tips with us!

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Awesome, great tips and welcome to the forum.

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Excellent advise. Thank you.

I plan to be in touch.

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